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Bookies winner targeted in attempted robbery

30 August 2023
Bookies winner targeted in attempted robbery

Police are investigating after a man threw a stool in a bookies and tried to steal from a customer as she collected her winnings.

Delicate dresses, fancy dress and fabulous floats

30 August 2023
Delicate dresses, fancy dress and fabulous floats

Join our trip down memory lane to look back at a carnival’s colourful history, as plans step up to bring back the parade after five years.

Family farm’s £300k plea to repair historic roof

30 August 2023
Family farm’s £300k plea to repair historic roof

A visitor farm needs to raise £300,000 to repair the roof of one of its historic barns.

Eighty-year-old returns to the boxing ring after 50 years

29 August 2023
Eighty-year-old returns to the boxing ring after 50 years

A care home resident was left “buzzing for the rest of the day” after getting his boxing gloves on and sparring again.

‘A child with an Etch A Sketch could’ve done better’

29 August 2023
‘A child with an Etch A Sketch could’ve done better’

A planning committee has delayed a decision on a controversial application for a rugby clubhouse and pitches amid concerns about the design.

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Police chief visits town amid crime and disorder fears

28 August 2023
Police chief visits town amid crime and disorder fears

A senior police officer says problems in a town centre are being dealt with amid calls from councillors and businesses for more to be done.

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‘Firefighters are being slowed down by traffic’

26 August 2023
‘Firefighters are being slowed down by traffic’

A huge rise in attendance times to fires is down to ‘increasing pressures from traffic’ says the boss of the service.

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Lucky kmfm listener wins £1000 in Thousand Pound Friday competition

25 August 2023
Lucky kmfm listener wins £1000 in Thousand Pound Friday competition

A kmfm listener’s confusion turned to delight when she realised she had won £1,000 in the radio station’s Thousand Pound Friday competition.

TV show aims to ‘shed light’ on workings of Kent Police and county’s paramedics

24 August 2023
TV show aims to ‘shed light’ on workings of Kent Police and county’s paramedics

Viewers will get to see how volunteer officers and paramedics operate together when responding to emergencies.

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More than 40 fines issued to errant motorists in just one day

24 August 2023
More than 40 fines issued to errant motorists in just one day

Illegal number plates, driving without seatbelts or while using phones were just some of the offences police saw during a town centre operation.

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Yellow warning for thunderstorms cancelled

23 August 2023
Yellow warning for thunderstorms cancelled

A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms issued by the Met Office has been cancelled.

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Kent to get two new special needs schools after government approves plans

23 August 2023
Kent to get two new special needs schools after government approves plans

Two new schools, with spaces for 370 youngsters, have been given the go-ahead, with the search now on for trusts to run them.

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Teens bailed after alleged moped theft

22 August 2023
Teens bailed after alleged moped theft

Police have released a CCTV image of a person they want to speak to in relation to an incident where a moped owner had his bike stolen.

Plans for extra police powers to stop anti-social behaviour in park

22 August 2023
Plans for extra police powers to stop anti-social behaviour in park

Extra powers could be granted to the police and council to stop anti-social behaviour in a popular park.

‘Sewage overflow released onto beaches is total disgrace’

22 August 2023
‘Sewage overflow released onto beaches is total disgrace’

Southern Water’s decision to allow human waste to be washed into the sea following heavy rain has been met with backlash.

Burnt out – or back from the brink? What became of fire-hit businesses

22 August 2023
Burnt out – or back from the brink? What became of fire-hit businesses

Their businesses went up in flames but they pledged to rebuild. This is what happened next when tragedy struck these family firms.

Bid to turn derelict golf range into rugby ground

21 August 2023
Bid to turn derelict golf range into rugby ground

Plans to convert a disused driving range into a purpose-built rugby club ground have been put forward.

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Where it all started for World Cup Lioness

20 August 2023
Where it all started for World Cup Lioness

How Kent’s own Alessia Russo went from watching her brother from the sidelines to shining in football’s biggest tournament.

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Hamster cruelly locked in ball and dumped near bins

18 August 2023
Hamster cruelly locked in ball and dumped near bins

Residents rescued a hamster who was locked inside an exercise ball and put out with the rubbish.

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Protests begin outside council building over youth group cuts

17 August 2023
Protests begin outside council building over youth group cuts

Youth groups are protesting against KCC plans to cut funding for 80 youth services across the county.

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